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Teens

Teen Programs

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A great place to meet students with similar interests, the Museum offers a range of programs for creative teens and those interested in art history. Contact Alice Novak, Curator of Education to learn more.

 

The Muses

The MUSES is a teen council that meets on Wednesday afternoons to enjoy creative experiences in the galleries and plan art events for teens in Montgomery.  This fall, MUSES will go behind-the-scenes of Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama to meet and speak with artists installing artwork.  To learn how to represent your school and become part of the MUSES, plese contact Elisabeth Palmer at 334.240.4362 or epalmer@mmfa.org.

 

Hans Grohs and the Dance of Death: A Workshop for Teens

Join us as we learn about the vivid work of German Expressionist Hans Grohs. Curator of Art Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas will lead discussions of Grohs’ prints in the exhibition Hans Grohs and The Dance of Death. Participants will also be inspired to create their own “Grohs prints” in the studio.

Instructor: Elana Hagler
Thursday, October 19
Time: 5 to 6:30 P.M.

To register, please call 334.240.4365, or email edsecy@mmfa.org. This workshop is FREE for all middle and high school students.

 

 

AP Art History

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Calling all high school students, do you enjoy learning about the different cultures of the world, thinking about how artistic tastes, styles, and technologies have changed through the ages? Are you interested in the political and religious messages behind works of art or the way we interact with space and meanings in architecture? Join our AP Art History class and learn to identify works of art by artist or time period, to analyze individual works of art in depth, to compare and contrast art from different world cultures and periods, and to examine influences in art. Over the years, students from many schools have achieved a great deal in the art history class at the Museum, deepened their understanding of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, and had a great time doing so.  Come carry on the tradition!

The class meets daily at 7:25 A.M. in the Museum library. The course is FREE and offered for academically motivated students from all schools and the homeschool community. To apply, please contact Alice Novak anovak@mmfa.org, 334-240-4361.

Download the application here.

AP Art History is sponsored by the BBVA Compass Foundation.

 

Middle and High School Classes

– English teachers, bring your students to practice Ekphrastic writing (or writing in response to works of art!) in the galleries. Co-lead a writing workshop with a Museum and host a reading at the end.

– History teachers, don’t forget about the American historical sources hanging all over the Museum walls. Call us about an American history gallery talk or writing assignment for your students.

– Foreign language teachers, bring your students to discuss works of art in a second language. We can help you find references to your country of focus in our collection. We have Museum docents who speak German, Spanish, and Korean.

– Math and science teachers, brainstorm with us to think about applications of mathematics and science in works of art and architecture, explore the wall in ARTWORKS based on the Fibonacci sequence and more.

-Interested in having your students learn more about working at an art Museum? Call about the possibility of partnering on a Junior Curators or Junior Docent program or to take a behind the scenes tour of the Museum.

To explore these or any other school partnerships, please call Alice Novak at 334.240.4361.

Studio Classes

Fused Glass Studio Class

Learn to fuse glass to make beautiful pendants, earrings and more! Instructor Jo Taylor will teach you everything you need to know about this unique technique. No previous experience is necessary. All tools and supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10 participants.
Date: Sunday, October 15
Time: 1- 4 P.M.
Cost: $50 members/ $65 nonmembers
Instructor: Jo Taylor

To register, please call 334.240.4365, or email edsecy@mmfa.org.

 

Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.

For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%

administrative fee will be charged.